Kingston Blount

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Kingston Blount
Baker's Piece, Kingston Blount - geograph.org.uk - 39366.jpg
Houses in Baker's Piece, Kingston Blount
Kingston Blount is located in Oxfordshire
Kingston Blount
Kingston Blount
 Kingston Blount shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SU7399
   – London  33 miles (53 km) 
Civil parish Aston Rowant
District South Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHINNOR
Postcode district OX39
Dialling code 01844
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Henley
Website Aston Rowant Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire

Coordinates: 51°41′20″N 0°55′52″W / 51.689°N 0.931°W / 51.689; -0.931

Kingston Blount is a village about 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Thame in South Oxfordshire, England. The village is a spring line settlement at the foot of the Chiltern Hills escarpment. The ancient pre-Roman Ridgeway and Icknield Way pass through the parish. The Ridgeway is now a National Trail.

History[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint John was designed by Aston Webb and built in 1877.[1] It is red brick, has the nave and chancel under a single roof and a small south aisle.[1] The building is now a redundant church.

Cop Court is an early 18th-century house built around the remains of an earlier, probably 16th-century one.[1] On the south side is a medieval bastion from an even earlier building on the site.[1]

Economy and amenities[edit]

The village has one public house, The Cherry Tree.[2] There is a large playing field where the village's main events are held. Kingston Blount has a Point-to-point course.[3]

C.J. Day Associates is an engineering business in Kingston Blount that specialises in biomass power plant for industry. Projects include a 5 MWe tyre fuel power plant in Portugal and wood chip and waste fuel projects in the UK.[citation needed] Current projects include proposed power stations in Bishops Castle and Tenbury Wells, both of which have attracted criticism.[4][5][6] Chris Day gave evidence on the subject to Parliament in 2004.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 675.
  2. ^ The Cherry Tree
  3. ^ Kingston Blount Point to Point
  4. ^ "Fears over power plant disruption". BBC News Online. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Bishop's Castle Group — The Community Against a Planned Biomass Incinerator
  6. ^ Fry, Clare (10 August 2007). "Protestors Concern over Power Plant". Worcester News (Worcester: Newsquest). Retrieved 11 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Examination of Witnesses (Questions 240 - 259)". House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology Minutes of evidence. 10 March 2004. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 

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